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to connect citizens better with government * . i ran it for almost nine years. and when i was elected to office four years ago, i was unfortunately more surprised than i wanted to be about how far behind san francisco government was. this was very 2008, 2009. with you i'm really proud of the leaps and bounds we have taken as a city * . i was proud in 2010 to help move forward legislation to really bring together city departments to work in a coordinated way with our committee on information technology. to help create a chief information officer position for the city. i was also proud to work with then mayor newsome in passing the first generation of open data legislation that we have. but as our civil grand jury in june pointed out, our i-t in san francisco is still in need of a culture shock. and this is where all of us come in today. we have 200 data sets that have already been put out there, but by and large the data sets put out by city government are data sets that i think show us in a very positive way. from my perspective, it's important for us to keep on pushing data sets that
someone who has worked in government for 23 years, i've been at those departments like dpw and others where we think in one dimension. this is where we clean the streets. this is how often we clean it. this is when we tell the cars to move off. and this is what dpw does and it does it pretty well within that constraint. if you shared that data with companies who are looking at where do people live, how -- what their patterns are, we can get a lot more creative. when we open our data, when we suggest to departments that they can work in collaboration, when we open up and establish within our city contracts that the companies that do service for us do not own the data that they generate from us, that they will have a contractual obligation to share that with the city so that we can mine that to the rest of the city, that's advance of opportunities for everybody. i know at the heart of sharing this data, there is going to be a lot more jobs created, a lot more people out therein venting new ways to establish small businesses that will improve the way we live and work and play
>> good afternoon welcome to the government oversight audit committee. my name is carmen chu. with supervisors cohen and campus. mdm. clerk we have announcements? >> clerk calonsag: turn off all electronic devices; submit cards for any speakers. each member will be allotted the same number of minutes to speak in each item. items will appear on the february 5 supervisor meeting. >> would you call item 1. >> clerk calonsag: ordinance amending the san francisco administrative code by adding sections 6.22 q and 6.42 f to require a public works contractors to pay subcontractors. >> chair: this is an item that we have been working on for quite some time. catie chang in my office among other folks and contractors have been working on ways to improve the way that we do business. one of the areas is reducing withholdings to make sure we are not the bottleneck for many of the local businesses and many small businesses and also what we can do to improve the issue of prompt payment. especially during the past few years the idea of how it is the city processes payment and get them bac
on government audits and oversight, and looking forward to working with this committee. i want to say that this is a very sound piece of legislation. it makes a great deal of sense. i like the fact that we are among the things conforming with state laws; it makes a great deal of sense to also provide certainty and clarity for the subcontractors that are impacted by this issue. and i would like to ask that my name be added as a cosponsor. >> chair: thank you very much supervisor. i would like to say that the small business commission has also acted to support this legislation as well. >> i make a motion to move this forward, the process of recommendation. >> chair: we can do that without objection. item 2. gvl(gavel) clk>> clerk calonsag: performance audit housing authority. >> chair: this is brought by a number of supervisors. supervisor campos, do you have opening comments? >> supervisor campos: i will be brief in my comments. since i was elected supervisor four years ago, we have heard from time to time from a number of residents from the public housing developments about i
of the choice that was made to put in combined sewer systems. narrator: in 1994, the government adopted a combined sewer overflow policy to reduce csos nationwide. cities with combined sewer overflows now face an enforcement action called a consent decree. under a consent decree, a city must reduce pollution levels significantly within a strict time frame or face heavy fines. in 1960, the combined sewer overflows were a perfectly legitimate way of dealing with sewers. woman: the mind set was that, what did it matter if we were sending our waste downstream? water was a good conveyance for pollution. man: sewer systems are installed to reduce public health problems. now what you're doing is transferring the problem, you're transferring it to downstream cities. in addition, cities and towns above pittsburgh were doing the same thing. and then they were affecting the water intakes of pittsburgh. 90% of this region gets its drinking water from those same rivers that we have overflows occurring. hecht: we have sewage overflow with as little as 1/10" inch of rain. and our average storm here is
the committee process to happen. this is an important part of city government to include public discussion and allowing people to talk. welcome class of 2013. thank you. >> president: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. my name is ernestine wise [sounds like]. i want to congratulate all members of the board and welcome london breed and norman yee. congratulations. [indiscernible] the best one when whoever it is, a woman or black. for a woman there is a lot of anger about -- on the waterfront. a lot of people have voted for the unjustly, 31,000 signatures offer to put it on the ballot for the people to vote. remember, you are here to represent the people not the developers. furthermore we don't need high-rise condo, 136 feet. we don't need a park. i presided ferry park, along the waterfront. we don't need another little park on the waterfront. don't be convinced by this developer that he's doing the right thing, by breaking through jackson street and all that hogwash. vote the will of the people. that's what you are here to represent. thank you very much. >> next speaker. >> than
in our nation's capital have to take a government class to graduate? why the city might do away with that requirement next.  [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >> we're following a news alert in the district. police made an arrest in the murder of a teenage girl found shot to death in northwest. tonight alexander buckley is behind bars. fox 5's bob barnard has the details. >> reporter: she was found shot to death on the sidewalk along fifth street northwest at the corner of nicholson street, a gunshot wound to the head. it was just after 3 a.m. her name was siobhan nicole lee, 18,
alternate as well because i do have a full-time government position. >> do you prefer to be an alternate? >> that is my preference. however i still would consider a regular appointment. as far as my experience i have been the president of the condominium association for the past 15 years. i am an active landlord, over 25+ years of public service. in a municipality, the city of berkeley, as well as at the federal level. i have worked with the very diverse population over the years. since my initial appointment, i function primarily as an alternate hearing officer presiding over approximately 40 cases per month; i have also occasionally filled in for board 1 or 2 as needed. since i was before you last i have engaged in self-study, real estate appraisal; i enrolled in the real estate class in san francisco college. completed all of the required training to the city and county of seven cisco, brown act, sunshine act; once i completed my commission appointment process i immediately began to mentor two young women through the commission process and excited to report that both women received
progress has been made on issues of substance, since we had divided government in washington. if the president thinks that these guys are that bad and that terrible, well, it's no wonder he doesn't want to work with them and no wonder they don't trust him to do big things with. >> megyn: the fox news channel is the the number one cable on-- number one channel on cable news, but as wide as our viewership is, the 300 million people in the country, although i'm sure we'd love to speak to all of them and rush would love to speak to all of them, we don't. and the president seems very convinced that anybody who disagrees with him must be subject to undue influence and then he went on to speak to-- this sounded like an attempt at balance, you tell me. because he went on to say the same dynamic happens on the democratic side. i think the difference is just the more left-leaning media outlets recognize that compromise is not a dirty word. so, his favorite outlets, they, they like compromise and you can see he gets applauded regularly by the likes of rachel maddow when he compromises w
to purchase a home in the city they love. they teachers, nurses, government workers and others who couldn't afford other kinds of homes. these t.i.c. owners didn't teleport into the city and drop out of the sky to purchase homes in san francisco. these people are our neighbors, our coworkers, our kids teachers, the people we see on muni. they are part of the fabric of this community and are just as much a part of the fabric of this community as you are, or as i am. we need to stop demonizing them and start coming up with solutions. these t.i.c. owners are at risk, as supervisor farrell spelled out, they're on group mortgages, many who purchase thinking that they would be in the condo lottery on a group mortgage for five, six, seven years, are now looking at 15 to 20 years. that's a group mortgage where if one owner defaults on the mortgage the entire building defaults on the mortgage. they're paying double the interest rate. they can't refinance. so this legislation provides them with a path towards housing stability. the units at issue are overwhelmingly owner occupied. for the tenants w
all closed in virginia. federal government optional, telework. we're updating on wusa9.com so you can look there, too. >> monika will have traffic complications. it may be better since fewer people will be out early for schools. >> hov lanes are closed on 95. i'll have details on that. >> not good. >> howard, when will it end? >> next couple of hours. doesn't look like a bad day. it's the timing that hampered a lot of things. i think by mid-morning most of the roads due to the crews will be out, the sun will be out and it's a dry, fluffy snow, we should be in good shape. we want to show you some video kevin king shot earlier this morning in the tenley town area, wisconsin avenue. this is what i'm talking about. you see how it's nice and wet there because d.c. road crews had been out spreading salt. you saw those areas that were treated were wet. those areas that hadn't been treated easily got snow covered because of how cold it's been the last few days. we've seen totals from one inch to even 4, 5 inches in southern maland. let's show you the day plan other this thursday morning. temp
biggest accomplishment was staying together. it was district -- redistricting and the government wanted to put some of us in one district and some of us in another district. and folks came out and they went to all those meetings and said, i don't care which district you put us in, but we want to stay together. the portola needs to be one. similarly, there was a road between two reservoirs in our neighborhood that was supposed to have been -- we opened after construction and we were told no, we're going to keep it closed. and that would effectively have blocked one side of the neighborhood from the other and hundreds of people attended a community meeting and said, no, you keep that open because we can't to stay together. (applause) >> in addition -- this is definitely our year. we've won two community challenge grants. one of them was doing a beautiful mural of a stake on a caltrans -- it's the year of the snake, isn't it? of course we're going to win. (applause) >> the second is for a pocket park on boers at san bruno. it will be the first to be a pilot pocket park -- could say that se
hall and with city government generally. in the last budget process, we read able to get a full-time person in the office of economic and workforce development who will focus exclusively on nightlife and entertainment. that is a huge step with the positives of the industry. i would have worked very closely with supervisor chiu to get a budget for the entertainment commission. at times, the entertainment commission has been set up to fail because we expect all sorts of enforcement and make sure that people are cracking down on the rules, but we have not committed the resources necessary to do so. we are slowly doing that to make sure that they can meet their mission. and the of all special use district that i mentioned before, i think we lost -- we will finally start seeing some reform there. we have a lot more work to do. i recently asked the economist to supplement the impact study for the night live with a similar study for outdoor fairs and festivals, which we know contribute mightily to our economy. i'm very committed to seeing the planning department put together an enterta
for themselves who is going to represent them. it's something very special. and the local government, and all city officials and elected officials notwithstanding their clinical differences can come together and honor the democratic process. it's something very special. and it's something that i cannot take for granted because where i was born, and where i grew up, we did not have it. and what i was thinking about last night as i was thinking about today, i was thinking about the image, the very vivid image that still sticks in my head about how i came here. and i think about my mom, my two sisters and me. literally walking, climbing mountains, crossing the border, carrying my little sister. make sure i do not fall off the cliff of making sure my mom was safe. and i remember that dark night, when you are cold and trying to get through, you see the lights in the city on the other side of the border. and those lights represent a great deal of hope. a great deal of promise. and i think that often times we take that hope and the promise for granted. because what we have here is
along the city, we passed -- when our founding fathers set up our democratic system of government they envision that the legislative branch would not be neat and tidy. it is messy. we balance the community's interest as we meet the challenges today. we still have a lot of work to do. this morning i was almost late to supervisor breed's swearing-in. my bike lights got stolen, then the muny bus was late, and i had trouble catching a cab. together we have much to do. i have literally dozens of friends who have moved from the city after they found a lifelong partner, had a baby, and decided they could not afford to live in the city. together we have to do better at reversing families like and making sure that everyone who wants to gets to live in san francisco. we still have too many young people who are not graduating from high school; too many young people who did not have jobs; too many young people who are being killed on our streets. together we can do better. we call ourselves the innovation capital of the world but there are so many ways that technology can impr
's a training program that the federal government sponsored and they were trained, it protects the airplane, not one incident of a problem. >> let me just show, i've been saying that this is feel-good legislation, that there's motion, a the lot of motion, and lot of rhetoric, a lot of props being used, exploittation of a tragedy. in new york, they passed a law this week and i'm going to put up on the screen a picture. two guns, the exact same gun, exact same caliber of bullet, and one has a pistol grip, the other does not. one is banned, one is legal. now, that's the type of thing that makes me say, these guys have no clue what they're talking about. by the way, would anybody here use the pistol grip on their rifle, anyway? nobody would, it's cosmetic, wouldn't even use it. >> sean, i'll say there's one particular pistol i purchased when i went backpacking in alaska, my wife wanted something other than a whistle to protect myself from the grizzly bears, and that weapon would be banned under governor cuomo's proposal and some of the proposals that are going forward in congress. that will not
there's a training program that the federal government sponsored and they were trained, it protects the airplane, not one incident of a problem. >> let me just show, i've been saying that this is feel-good legislation, that there's motion, a the lot of motion, and lot of rhetoric, a lot of props being used, exploittation of a tragedy. in new york, they passed a law this week and i'm going to put up on the screen a picture. two guns, the exact same gun, exact same caliber of bullet, and one has a pistol grip, the other does not. one is banned, one is legal. now, that's the type of thing that makes me say, these guys have no clue what they're talking about. by the way, would anybody here use the pistol grip on their rifle, anyway? nobody would, it's cosmetic, wouldn't even use it. >> sean, i'll say there's one particular pistol i purchased when i went backpacking in alaska, my wife wanted something other than a whistle to protect myself from the grizzly bears, and that weapon would be banned under governor cuomo's proposal and some of the proposals that are going forward in congress.
struggle to make ends meet. >> reporter: we're in front of city hall, where government business ends around 5:00. the lights remain on inside, because there's still work to be done. >> the niners are going to the super bowl. >> reporter: robert is a proud native san franciscan. the custodian considers city hall, his second home. >> i love the job. this is my second house. i live here eight hours a day, maybe more. >> reporter: he spent most nights here for the past 14 years. >> probably better than my own place. >> reporter: the 55-year-old is among the 50,000 city workers who may face a pay cut, when the current union contract expires next week. they say city administrators have considered cutting wages for jobs traditionally held by women and minorities. positions that pay 40,000, to $80,000 a year. >> we hear a lot about violence to women. this is a financial violence to women and minorities. >> reporter: saying there's no dollar amount attached to the proposed pay cut. the city says the cuts may apply only to new hires. if no agreement is reached by june 14, the matter goes to arbitrati
as hopefully make them available on s.f. government tv. you will have a chance to hear from the wins wynners. we're going to try to consolidate the program and do the second half in the reception. which brings up the fact once again we have the amazing st. john event doing our food in the north light court. so, at the conclusion of this evening's event we ask you all join us in the north light court to enjoy a wonderful selection of food and wine and drinks. i'd also like to take a moment, of course, and thank mayor lee for once again extending the invitation to host the event here as well at city hall as well as our new city administrator naomi kelly who will be making remarks here promptly in a little bit. and thank them for their generous hospitality not only 230er this event but for this program because without their leadership and support the neighborhood department network would not exist. i'd also like to thank the folks at the city hall events team who every year make this event come together and make it a success. in addition, i'd like to also thank our sponsors. * once again, pg&e
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